Elizabeth A. Adekunle
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Is That Offer Bona Fide?
Did you know that a voluntary offer to settle a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey must meet three specific criteria to comply with state law? The offer must meet the 26-week rule — this means the offer must be made within 26 weeks of the last active treatment or return to work, whichever is later. The letter to the petitioner must explain the weekly payments are meant to be a bona fide offer of permanent disability. The start and